Michael Farley


Michael Farley

Michael Farley

Michael Farley first arrived in Makindu, Kenya as a US Peace Corps volunteer in 1977.  Michael worked for the Ministry of Agriculture and lived in a mud hut. The people of Makindu treated him with kindness and generosity even though they had very little. That experience had such a significant positive impact on the trajectory of Michael’s life, and he has always felt a need to “give back”. In 1998 Michael met Winnie Barron and learned of her dreams of helping the orphaned children in Makindu. In 2002 Michael organized and led the first Proper Walk in Northern Kenya to raise both funds for the Makindu Children’s Program and awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Sahara Africa. Since then, Michael has organized and led seven additional Proper Walks and four Proper Safaris.   The trekkers have walked over 2,500Km in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley and have raised $900,000 for the Makindu Children’s Program.

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